It’s cheap, highly addictive and ultra-powerful.
They're bone-weary, stressed-out, poor and increasingly desperate - yet day and night, year in, year out, Australia's family carers keep responding to a multitude of someone else's needs.
Each week more than a thousand Australians are delivered the cruel diagnosis: they have dementia - incurable, untreatable, terminal.
On Anzac Day morning in 2006, Brisbane man Jayson Dalton took the lives of his two small children, Jessie and Patrick, and then killed himself.
Clinicians now believe that modern strains of super-strength cannabis are increasingly triggering psychoses, depression and anxiety disorders in teenagers.
They might not know it, but the politicians of NSW have some new neighbours...
Reporter Matthew Carney investigates claims by whistle-blowers inside the St John Ambulance Service in Western Australia, who say that poor organisation and a lack of accountability could be contri
A member of a ‘raskol’ gang talks about rape as a ritual part of crime. A career truck driver on the highland’s highway picks up a teenage prostitute – just part of his routine.
Aurukun is a remote Aboriginal community on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula and like many other communities, it is fighting 'the grog'.
Every year about 75,000 Australians hear the dreaded diagnosis: they have cancer. The good news is that these days most people beat the disease.
In Canberra's eyes the rolling scandal of child sexual abuse in Indigenous communities demanded action, swift and certain.
This program explores the fraught issue of whether, and in what circumstances, disabled people should be sterilised.
"When you're anorexic you think you're pretty cool 'cos you think you've got lots of self-control and willpower. And everyone else is weak. you think you're a cut above.
Child sexual abuse is all too common, but the eagerness of counsellors and therapists to "uncover" repressed memories of abuse can have devastating consequences.
Under the guidance of Father Chris Riley, former street kids get the opportunity to learn how to tame wild brumbies using techniques taught to them by renowned horse handler Greg Powell in the Sout
Tens of thousands of Australian parents regard Professor Carl Wood as a miracle worker.
For quite a few years now, we have probably been referring to it as the 'bionic ear'. But to its creator, Professor Graeme Clark, it's the 'multiple-electrode cochlear implant'.
After her celebrated career with the Australian Ballet, which she joined at only seventeen, Marilyn Rowe OBE has come the full circle.
Professor Cory is up there with the best in the world in her profession - molecular biomedical research. Some people may wonder "What is molecular biomedical research?" Not a bad question.
Almost half of the 3 million Australians who suffer the pain of arthritis actually have osteoarthritis.